KENNESAW, GA -- In late October, Kennesaw State University (KSU) and the WellStar College of Health and Human Services opened The Global Center for Social Change through Women's Leadership and Sport.

The center builds on a history of international and women's leadership initiatives and partnerships in developing and implementing sport initiatives aimed at affecting social change through sport. The center's mission is to serve globally as a catalyst for positive social change and community development by building human capital and focusing on women's leadership through sport, physical activity, health and human services.

"Imagine a willingness to share knowledge, conduct research and collaborate as catalysts for positive social change, focusing on women's leadership in and through sport, physical activity, health and human services without regard to national boundaries. Imagine a place where coaches, administrators and future professionals can learn, lead, achieve and succeed by developing human capital through sport,” says Darlene Kluka, director of the center. “What better place to do this than at Kennesaw State University through its newly created Global Center for Social Change through Women's Leadership and Sport?”